Our Roots & Shoots group went to Ten Broeck Commons for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Ten Broeck Commons is a place where people take care of older people when they can’t take care of themselves anymore. My great-grandma lives there, so I go there all the time, and I know how important it is for her and her friends to be visited there.
We sang many songs and handed them cupcakes, big chocolate-chip cookies, and little chocolate-chip cookies. I held a tray of cupcakes while my friend Emma gave everyone a cupcake. Irina baked cookies that morning. They were really good. I tasted one.
We made posters about important black people and showed them. I had a poster about a lot of important black people. My friend, Benny, had a poster about Sojourner Truth. And my friend, Emma, has a poster about Louie Armstrong. You can hear us talk about our posters in this video.
Going to Ten Broeck made me feel happy because it made the people there happy. It was fun to sing all the songs. And my favorite part was playing chase around the tables with my friends, and making the people laugh.
Thank you to everyone for coming and having a great time.
(A note from Hillary: Thank you to Irina, Benny, Emma and Eli for joining our service project! It was great to see your posters, hear your presentations and taste the yummy foods you brought to share! And thank you to Randi, Fergi, Jo and Melissa for your enthusiasm and support! And a special thank-you to Ida and Mance for being with us in spirit! And to Heather over at Ten Broeck for welcoming us and helping facilitate our visit! We’re looking forward to coming back again soon!)